Stone Temple Pilots and frontman Chester Bennington amicably parted ways on Nov. 9, but that didn’t stop the band from taking the stage on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ later that night. Luckily for them, the group had already been set up with a new lead singer: Joss Stone, who rocked an EPIC rendition of the band’s ‘Interstate Love Song.’ See it here!
Sorry Chester Bennington, but it looks like you’ve been replaced! The Stone Temple Pilots‘ frontman announced his departure from the band on Nov. 9, just hours before they were set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Luckily for the group, the late-night host had already arranged to have them perform alongside Joss Stone, 28, who stunned with her rendition of the band’s grunge anthem, “Interstate Love Song.” Click here to watch!
Who knew Joss was such a rock star? The singer-songwriter completely blew us away with her performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Nov. 9. Joss joined the Stone Temple Pilots in the latest installment of the show’s “Mash Up Monday” series, which pairs unlikely artists together for a series of epic duets. For their performance, the “Joss Stone Temple Pilots,” as the pair was billed, took on the band’s hit “Interstate Love Song.” Though polar opposites when it comes to their sound, Joss and STP proved to be yet another perfect pairing. Joss’ soulful vocals fit perfectly with the bands’ gritty, post-grunge sound, while a three-piece horn section added an extra dose of fanfare to the track’s otherwise killer guitar riffs. Perhaps rock n’ roll isn’t dead after all!
The Joss Stone Temple Pilots follow on the heels of Brad Paisley, 43, and Color Me Badd, who hit the Jimmy Kimmel stage as the pun-tastically named super-group, “Color Me Bradd.” Unsurprisingly, they nailed a rendition of the latter’s “I Wanna Sex You Up” and our ’90s selves completely freaked out!
Previous mashups included Weezer teaming up with ZZ Top (Wee-Z Top), Kenny G joining forces with Warren G (Kenny & Warren G); Morris Day and The Time working with Haim (Morris Day and the Haim); and Blackstreet jamming with Aloe Blacc (Aloe Blaccstreet). We’ve got to give it up to Jimmy here, his ability to craft band names is pretty remarkable. Kudos!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Joss Stone Temple Pilots performance? Do you think Joss should become a permanent member of the band? Sound off below!
— Alyssa Montemurro